Rumors of a That '70s Show reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Thursday (September 24) as reports claimed that Fox confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 25/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 22 years since That '70s Show first aired?! (22 years, 1 month, 2 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did That '70s Show end?
When That '70s Show came to an end after 8 years in May 2006, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Michael Kelso (Ashton Kutcher), Jackie Burkhart (Mila Kunis) and Eric Forman (Topher Grace). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a That '70s Show reunion disappoint people?
That '70s Show aired from 1998-2006 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Kunis said she's not sure if That '70s Show would work today. “I don't want to see old Jackie Burkhart,” she told a journalist (Kunis turned 37 in August). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” she added.
Still hoping for a That '70s Show movie?
In a recent interview, Topher Grace said he can't imagine a That '70s Show reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Debra Jo Rupp (who played Kitty Forman) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a That '70s Show movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a That '70s Show film, Kurtwood Smith stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a That '70s Show reboot?
Recasting That '70s Show for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a That '70s Show reunion, a That '70s Show movie, or a That '70s Show reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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